PETERBOROUGH, England (July 1, 2014) – Metso has signed an agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to supply automation for a greenfield energy-from-waste plant in Peterborough, U.K.

The new plant will be operated and maintained by Viridor, one of Europe’s major waste management companies. Once completed in 2015, it will have a capacity to treat approximately 85,000 tons of waste per year. The plant’s electrical power generation capacity will be 7.25 MW. Babcock & Wilcox Vølund is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.

Metso’s delivery scope consists of a Metso DNA automation system, a Metso DNA information management system and a fully integrated Metso DNA Machine Monitoring solution to predict mechanical faults in critical machinery. The order is included in the second quarter orders received by Metso’s Automation segment. Project handover is scheduled to take place in December 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We have wide experience in supplying automation technology to energy-from-waste plants in Europe, and especially in the U.K. In fact, our Metso DNA automation system is installed in 60 to 70 percent of U.K.’s energy-from-waste plants,” said Neil Buckland, sales director, U.K., Automation, Metso. “To support our customers and provide them with professional services throughout the plant life cycle, we have a strong local service organization in the U.K.”

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund supplies knowledge, technologies and equipment for combustion of waste and biomass.

Metso’s automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of their customers’ businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency.